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-by-case basis. we spoke to one couple who adopted children and today dozens more arrived in the united states. the latest from jonathan hunt and the assistant secretary of state joins us live in 2 1/2 minutes. ún >> shepard: more from haiti and a update on a story we've been following, a orphanage with over 100 children, some waiting for adopt active parents in the united states are hungry and dehydrated. jonathan hunt has been reporting from the orphanage in port-au-prince and is live with the latest. hi, jonathan. >> reporter: shep, we got word about two hours ago there may be looters targeting this orphanage, the house of the children of god we reported from extensively over the last couple days. we rushed down to see if that was true. i'm happy to report it's not. the 135 babies and children here are all safe. for now. they still have know protection. there are still no haitian cops stationed outside this orphanage. in fact there are very few cops on the streets of port-au-prince at all, another sign of the almost total collapse of the haitian government. all three branches of the govern
states became a global power and i'm thinking back to the monroe doctrine about the united states and our sphere of influence, you are asking about strategic interest in rebuilding haiti. i do think that there is interest on the part of the united states strategically to engage haiti and make sure that this epic human catastrophe resolves itself, and this is going to take a very long time, but look, the united states was the first one to announce humanitarian help. we're always the biggest contributor when natural disasters happen in the world. no other country on the face of the earth in the history of the world does more to help people in situations like this than the united states of america. we always deliver. the question is, how best to do this? and when you look back since 1992, since the clintons were in office, what you've seen is a dedication of $3 billion from the united states going into haiti. it is still incredibly poor despite all of this effort on the part of the united states and other nations. in fact, haiti has the greatest number of nongovernmental organizations, ngos,
to be in haiti at the time of the disaster. crowds have lined up at the united states embassy in an effort to get out and they are not the only ones. >> if you are haitian mother with a valid visa, raise your hands, please. >> shepard: many showing identification papers and telling stories of the horrors they witnessed over the past week. as you might imagine, travel is still restricted about the bulk of airport activity reserved for delivery of aid supplies. we have been reporting on the united states military response to the crisis in haiti. you heard about the troops expected to be in or near the area by the end of today. tonight we are getting more concrete numbers about the effort. according to the white house. the united states has 33 helicopters flying in haiti with 15 more on the way. the navy and coast guard have five ships in the region thus far and crews have delivered nearly 90,000-pounds of cargo include gd food, water and medicine. all good news but it will not go very far with millions of people trying to stay alive. so the pentagon says it is trying to ramp up its work. military c
the rhetoric. >> do you think, mr. murray, that barack obama, the president of the united states, his being in boston, him being up there on the stump, is that going to help? is that really going to wake up those who might think, wait a minute, we've got to go vote on news. >> i think it does. it brings attention to how important this race is. and what is at stake. literally the agenda of the president. you showed senator kennedy and he's someone who is strong in his beliefs and fought for it. but he also was able to reach out to the no child left behind and in certain areas. isn't it unfortunate that other americans haven't been able to offer that compromise that senator kennedy offered to former president george bush on issues of education and other types of things? we've got a republican minority that is really trying to obstruct the will of the voters and no one knows more about this than you do. where does the middle class and pushing all of the same rhetoric that dick cheney and george bush did for so many years? >> barack obama hasn't done anything to eliminate the middle class in ma
presidents of the united states, bill clinton and george w. bush. we've watched the sunday shows so you don't have to. we'll break it all down with james carvel and mary madeline and the best political team on television. "state of the union" sound of sunday for january 17th. president obama's point man for the humanitarian crisis acknowledges complaints from search and rescue teams and medical organizations saying they can't get clooerns to fly in. dr. rah jooef shaw says balancing the need for boots on the ground with the dire shortage of food, water and medicine. >> we have 30 teams from around the world on the ground, approximately 30 teams. each of those teams is 70-plus individuals. they have dogs and assets and specialized equipment. they work around the clock. our teams from the u.s. were the first teams to get in. they set aup center that allowed the others to know where to go and work in a more coordinated way. you always want more and we have sa number of teechls on standby in the united states. we were told by the haitian government that we need to balance the degree of that ver
, the opposition is over 50%. support is in the low 30's. there's a 20. difference allover the united states. i think obama had an ambitious agenda announced early in his term. it pushed the ideological limits of the country. at the beginning, there was rebellion in the town hall meetings. that now translates into electoral success or near misses. >> bill clinton is up there this weekend for martha coakley. rudy giuliani will be there for scott brown. i do not know if that is a plus or not. does the president go? >> it is to dangers. >> he has a lot of other things on his plate. -- is it too dgerous for the president to go? >> he has a lot of other things foon his plate. martha coakley may not be an inspiration in canada, but she did easily win a primary. she has done some less than inspirational things. that is her problem. >> i do not think this is about ideology. there is anger at government. people sense that state governments are not working. the federal government is strongly the -- struggling to function. people are furious. >> the governor of massachusetts is in trouble. anybody who is
a republican when it reelected ed brook to the united states stat in 1972 and the last time it voted for a republican in an open race was 1966. barack obama carried the state by six points. -- 26 points, excuse me, two years ago and i suspect that we may see brown get elected by three or five or six points. >> bill: what are you basing your prediction on? >> just looking at all of the polls. i'm a skill skeptical of insider advantage at 9 points. all the polls are moving in brown's direction and seems to be a consensus of four or five or six points but that is going to close up tomorrow. you touched son omaha ban on se reasons earlier. he is mingling with the people. she is an elitist. the last minute special interest deals have been stuffed in the held pill. is a bigger and broader narrative which is the people of massachusetts have seen all of the spending and deficit and all of the talk coming out of washington and are reacting in a highly negative fashion. not just one issue. it is a multiplicity of issues and the manner in which the administration and the congress have dealt wit
the united states to have at least one corridor of substantial length that's served by a japanese or a european-style high-speed railroad? >> i think it's important that first off we wait and see what is applied for. you know, obviously i can't start commenting on what we're going to do until applications come forward and are weighed, you know, graded and then approved but clearly again i think we understand the need to ensure that we have very tangible, very, you know, substantial successes. and, you know, clearly again our vision is to follow the model of what the europeans have advanced. you know, keep in mind, when when the system in spain first opened up, you know, again ms. fleming talked about how essentially they begin with one trunk line, they did. they began with their one trunk line. essentially it was six to eight trains a day run being 125 miles an hour and from that they were so successful that they incrementally made the improvements that got them to roughly 20 trains a day at speeds of 200 miles an hour. so this is going to take a buildout, you know, a buildout muc
calamity occurs. in an attempt to get at that last one, the eyes of the world turn to the united states where president obama spoke again today. >> the entire world stands with the government and the people of haiti, for in haiti's devastation we all see the common humanity that we share. gwen: so what is the scope of the u.s. public and private response so far? helene? >> well, this has been -- the scale of this disaster has been so huge and right on america's doorstep that for the obama administration, their response had to be huge. i mean, when you're talking about 50,000, 100,000 people killed, no matter where this had happened in the world, the united states would have responded. but when you're talking about somewhere that's right on our doorstep, the response had to be huge. i think for president obama, this is the first full-scale catastrophe, humanitarian type disaster of his presidency. he was determined from the start that he was going to be, you know, right up on top of it, within 30 minutes of him being informed on tuesday about the earthquake, he already had convened his n
and attention to the policies of freedom itself not only in the united states but around the world. for the first lecture we asked, is freedom for everyone? the speaker did so eloquently that our subsequent speakers have matched. we have heard from economic freedom, religious freedom, on whether the united nations advances the cause of freedom and the important relationship between security and freedom. advancing freedom is a major goal of the heritage foundation and important work that we do here. in fact tomorrow, we will release in hong kong and washington the 16th edition of the index of economic freedom. you will want to stay tuned because there is a bit of big and i'm afraid bad news in the index score for freedom in the united states. our speaker today is dr. charles krauthammer. on december 25, he described president obama's first year in office the year of living fec tilously. most of us know that he writes a column for the "washington post." less known is that he is a harvard educated medical doctor who was a resident of psychiatry at massachusetts general hospital. in 19
. they were not allowed to live with you in the united states because the authorities wouldn't let them scloc; is that right? >> that's right, it's actually an adoption case. we got approval for the adoption in the united states but haiti was really slow in the process. >> so you were going back and forth from the united states to spend time with your daughters. the earthquake hits, you don't know if they're alive or not. justin, you come into the picture. what happened? >> yes, sir. katie came to see me a-- kenned, we talked about what we needed to do and i tried to assist her with small things, getting assistance on the ground and i helped her in what i could. the small things started to become larger things. it was such a compelling story. you look into the eyes of a distraught mother, you want to do nothing more than help. so there was a moment where i just said, kennedy, i want to come with you. and when she agreed to let me come, the journey began. it was a very arduous one, but it had a happy ending. >> kennedy, how did you get to haiti from texas. >> we booked a flight to the dominica
that secretary of state hillary clinton is in fact heading back to the united states with some 50 americans on board. you will remember our coverage earlier here on fox, the u.s. coast guard in fact flying her in on one of the aircraft this afternoon where she was to meet with the president of haiti and the prime minister. bringing aid to embassy workers in need of food and water and more aid to haiti. now we're getting word that the secretary of state hillary clinton leaving haiti, so a short visit there and taking some 50 americans with her. the mite of generosity will be bound by two former commander in chiefs. president clinton and president bush accepting the invitation to lead private measure and president obama saying the enlistment of his predecessor is inspired by the success of the relief effort after the 2004 tsunami that struck asia. clinton and g.h.w. bush headed that. despite the haiti tragedy, president bush and clinton today also focussing on the country's future prospects. >> there is just an unbelievable spirit amongst the haitian people. while the earthquake destroyed a l
that is a business model. it is bad for the long-term interest of a sustainable united states economy. the agenda here has to be to revive investment. reward bankers that are lending money and helping our manufactures, our entrepreneurs, are small businesses, create jobs and generate wealth. >> representative welch, thank you so much. governor, thank you as well. i can see you nodding. that is it for us. i'm dylan. up next, "hardball." >> earthquake in haiti. good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. here is what we know at this hour. bodies are piling up in the streets of port-au-prince. haiti's prime minister says hundreds of thousands of people may be dead. the haitian president says he has heard 30,000 to 50,000 people may be dead. there is no true casualty figure yet. haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and the damage from the earthquake is widespread. the quake flattened the palace the roman catholic cathedral the main prison and hospitals and schools in the capital. president obama pledged an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort. >> i have directed my administrat
. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states in the urgent rescue of those trapped beneath the rubble, to deliver humanitarian relief, food, water and medicine haitians will need in the coming days. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is returning to washington to continue her relief effort. the agencies is headed by a fella named rajiv shah. let's go to the head of salvation army who is joining us by skype. i've been in touch to you tonight so far, bob. give us a sense of being there in haiti, in the capital city, in the midst of all of that hell tonight. >> well, it's a very ominous place to be, to be honest with you. storm clouds just rolled in a little while ago. it's keeping us on our edge and it's a fairly nervous place to be tonight. >> have the relief efforts arrived at all? >> we are on the edge of that. we would know. we have team and supplies arriving tomorrow. that will help us to begin the distribution of resources to the haitian people. >> again, i asked you about this a couple of hours ago. i think everyone needs to know how bad the plight is in ha
to them to go so that they can keep them on doing the paper work in the united states. >> they had emergency visas issued to 80 of the children including one of the harris children. >> yes, one of the harris children went today. >> she is still here with us and hopefully on monday she will fly home. >> why is it that just one of the harris children were able to make it on the flight? >> i think that happened like that. it is not because she doesn't have the paperwork like the birth certificate, she does, the truth is with the list, she was not on it but we are working hard to put her on the list on monday. >> what has the situation been here with the food and water and security? i know they were concerns when we were here. >> for food the situation is better. and the situation is one of concerns but we are trying to have some guards to make sure that we are safe and today we are low on water. we are going to see how we can get water for the children that are here. >> and there are still over 40 children here as you can look around and you see children still living outside of house.
began to invade iraq. remember that? only a month later, the congress of the united states voted to allow president bush to invade and occupy iraq. we now are in a second phase of the gop propaganda blitz, and it is even worse this time. this time the folks in massachusetts are the target. i'm a texan, i'm a democrat from texas, a state where we don't have a single democratic statewide official, which is directly opposite massachusetts. if you vote against the democratic candidate today, you will be joining the republicans in their attempt to bring down this obama administration and possibly even the united states government. host: open but the houston chronicle," home state paper has this front-page story -- "the houston chronicle." host: raleigh, north carolina, jim on the republican line. caller: thank you. i would just have to counter fred's argument and say that perhaps this election is somewhat like the shot heard around the world, the first election where the american populace and the voters are going to stand up and say no to the obama socialism machine. i just watch with
space. something that the united states can do here that no one else can do, this is now a naval operation. the united states navy is going to have to project themselves and try to help that way. but it is reminiscent of really depressing and sad pictures, but it's also the human factor. these are really hard operations. there is a reason the military is so large and often inefficient. and anyone with any experience of large organizations, there are sclerotic moments and that leads to people dying. >> there is a story out that president obama may be writing "newsweek's" cover story? >> yes. >> it's been a rough week. we haven't had anybody filing on time. federal office holders apparently have a hard time. the president is writing an essay for "newsweek" about why haiti matters. right now, we're in the middle of a very familiar and good ritual in american life. responding to the vivid, televised images of a terrible tragedy. we are texting money. the outpouring has begun, but what it will be like in ten days, what will it be like in a month? i promise you won't be talking about i
, is multinational and not solely the united states of america. >> neil: very well put. secretary ridge, very good to see you. >> good talking with you. thank you. >> it's not just the elderly hurting from the disaster in port-au-prince right now. jonathan hunt is at an orphanage where the struggle with simply to get out. >> reporter: neil this is a desperate situation here at the house of the children of god orphanage. we first came here yesterday, first reported on the desperate situation, 26 babies in the back of a truck. their only home, their only shelter. no form larks nothing. they were giving them regular milk which causes diarrhea in young children. that adds to the danger of dehydration. there in all 135 children here. this is the ridiculous thing. listen to this, 120 of them have already been legally adopted by united states families. families right across america. this girl, for instance, i have lynn, this one here, she's been adopted by a family in nebraska. bilu has been adopted by kim harmon, the harmon family in texas. all they need to get out of here, neil, is a yes from the state
of the united states, i voted for president obama last year and i'm very disappointed with the way this whole health care issue has been going on. first of all we need to have an open-door policy where we are making such decisions because it affects people now is making the decision but the rest of the united states public. and the way i see a senator brown defends the constitution of the united states and as a democrat, i'm going to be switching my vote when he decides to run for president. >> host: you are looking at a scene from earlier this evening, actually this is live coverage of the solution in the senator brown headquarters and we should you earlier the martha coakley headquarters where she conceded the race. president of, calling both the winner and martha coakley, the boston herald on its website and scott brown show up the hit one of the newspaper he did it. as scott brown rose to a win at boston herald donner, three by the way we will continue the conversation tomorrow morning on c-span washington journal with amy walters who will be joining to give her perspective, and michael o
political story here in the united states right now. let's show you the results of this election as we have them right now. almost 100% of the precincts counted, 96%. scott brown, the republican with 52%, martha coakley, the state attorney general, 47%. more than 100,000 vote margin right there. a significant win for scott brown. let's go to john king. he's over at scott brown's headquarters where there are a lot of happy people right now. set the scene for us, john. i assume we're getting ready to hear from the winner of this race. >> reporter: we are waiting to hear from scott brown, a state senator, wolf, who will soon become a republican united states senator from massachusetts, for the first time in 30 years. and scott brown will take a seat held by the liberal ted kennedy for nearly 50 years. that, in itself, a big message from the people of massachusetts tonight. not only to their own leadership here, but to the president of the united states and to the national democratic party. scott brown in a state that barack obama won 14 months ago by 26 points. scott brown ran against the obam
, whose the commission of the irs, and jefrey zients, our chief performance officer of the united states. here in our nations capital there are a number of ways to advance the ideals and interests of the american people. often is done through congress. but it can also be done through what's called a presidential memorandum, a directive that i get to cabinet secretaries and federal government employees to change how our government works. in a few moments, i will issue one of these directives to help stop government contracts from going to companies that are seriously delinquent in their taxes. this is not simple a matter of signing a piece of paper or taking a bureaucratic act. by issuing this directive, all of us in washington will be required to be more responsible stewards of your tax dollars. all across this country, there are people who meet their obligations each and everyday. you do your jobs. you support your family's. you pay the taxes you will, because it's a fundamental responsibility of citizenship. and yet somehow, it's become standard practice in washington to give contracts
ambassador to the united states. see if we can get the paperwork moving to try to -- >> ask them to commit to doing it without the paperwork. could tomorrow -- there are planes going, people who have volunteered their planes. because i have 500 children who would go tomorrow morning. off the top of my head. 500. >> that's coming up. soledad, thank you. chris lawrence is on the scene. he's got more on this part of the story. chris, where are you? what do you see? >> wolf, we were driving back to our main office in port-au-prince, when all of a sudden a paramedic came running out into the middle of the street. he stopped our truck. he started asking -- please, i'm haitian, can we use your truck? we pulled up and they had just pulled a 23-year-old woman -- her name is maxine. they pulled her out of the rubble. she's a university student, just spoke of her sister. her sister has not seen her since the earthquake. searching for her every single day. a team of search and rescue teams from peru pulled her out of the rubble. there was a doctor on the scene there, an israeli doctor who took an init
in the nation's capital. there's a new united states senator from the state of massachusetts, scott brown. he decisively beat martha coakley 52% to 47%. they have nice turnover. more than 2 million voted. 99% of the precincts reporting. let's going to scott brown's he had quarters. >> john kink is owe ever there. >> wolf, for the balloon drop a few momenting ago, victory. this is what it looks like in massachusetts. they're up on the stage with supporters. the confetti and xwloons are still falls in this hall. skolt bruin started on off with a con sill tear speech and saying he spoke with president obama and hoped to work with him. we may tribl but to senator kennedy and he said he hoped that people view him as part working. in his remarks scott turned deup fint and he said it says a trillion dollar health care plan and it would raise taxes and kill jobs chls he said he would fight in the war on terror for taxpayer dollars to use for layers to definite them. 46 years, and a democratic ted kennedy held that seat. scott brown will go to wadz soon and he will go with a message. >> the man at the
. this is not a green light for haitians to try to get to the united states now. keep in mind, their country is devastated. so it's a prospect that has a whole lot of possibility to try to improve their lives. but the secretary of homeland security saying do not try to get into the united states because tps will not apply to you if you arrive in the united states post-earthquake, you will be detained and you will be sent back to haiti. for the estimated 1 to 200,000 haitian nationals who had no legal documentation basically living here illegally for the past number of years, those people will be allowed now to stay. they can get driver's licenses, they can get work visas and they can enjoy some assistance from the federal government. but instead of having to rely on their family and friends for support and money, hoping they can turn something in and maybe tps will be granted and waiting for the eventuality of being deported has come to a halt, at least for the next 18 months when it will come up for renewal or dismissal. >> we had a state representative from florida on the air here within t
that scott brown is the winner of the massachusetts united states senate race. again, this is an ap projection. the associated press projecting that scott brown is the winner of the massachusetts senate race to replace the late ted kennedy. again, this is an ap projection. norah o'donnell has confirmed martha coakley has called scott brown to concede the race. we're here in doyle's cafe in jamaica plains cafe. the results are not coming as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention throughout the day. as america tries to absorb the news that democrats have lost ted kennedy's senate seat to the republican party. the next thing people are going to be doing is learning who this republican is, who has taken this seat from a democratic party that appeared remarkably complacent in terms of holding on to the seat. joining us now is editor of the boston globe. i want to thank you for coming on the show tonight, appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> let me ask you first for your reaction to the big headline. the associated press has projected scott brown as the winner. what does this
while rescue and relief efforts are under way. the united states embassy in haiti is working around the clock to locate american citizens, believed to be in the country. a travel alert is in effect until march 13th. now, we have a little bit of an update here, savannah, from the white house. the president received two briefings this morning at 7:15. one was an update from the dhs, the homeland security department's national operation center, and then he got a memo from the national security adviser, which described just what they have learned so far. i know one thing, savannah, that they're hoping to do is get, now that daylight has broken, is get an aerial view of the devastation in and around port-au-prince so they can get at least some idea of what they're dealing with, since they don't have a lot of information from on the ground reports just yet, savannah. >> yeah. i mean, communications are basically nonexistent, so it's really hard to get a handle on what's needed, but suffice it to say, a lot of help is needed and we're told u.s. relief efforts are already under way to get t
legally for 18 more months. but any haitian who tries to enter the united states after the earthquake will be sent home no matter how desperate the situation back there might be. >> thank you. to help victim of the earthquake visit foxnews.com/helplai/helphaiti, you can access links to donate to the recovery efforts. the pentagon says the warning signs leading up to the fort hood massacre were missed and ignored. up next, huge political stakes in the next week massachusetts senate massachusetts senate elect ♪ singer:hen you're a rock star you get to party hard ♪ ♪ champagne and caviar ♪ tricked-out exotic cars ♪ it's just how i thought it'd be ♪ ♪ 'cept the party's not for me ♪ ♪ 'cause some punk opened a credit card with my id ♪ ♪ free what? (free credit!) report dot com ♪ ♪ that's the site i'm gonna hit when i go home ♪ ♪ they know how credit works ♪ they send email alerts ♪ now i'm finding out how bad reality hurts ♪ legal vo: offer applies with enrollment in triple advantage two to five times more polluted than the air outside. smoke, germs
of receiving an address from the president of the united states. on thursday and friday, the house is not in session to give time for the republican issues conference to occur in baltimore,ed maryland. we will consider several bills under suspension. complete list will be announced by close of business tomorrow. in addition, madam speaker, we will consider h.r. 3726, the castle knife nugent establishment act of 2009 and h.r. 4474 the idaho will deerness protection act introduced by mr. minnick and mr. simpson. and i yield back. >> i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, i ask the gentleman if he could comment on some of the press reports that we have seen this morning about the speaker's statement that this house and you will not be bringing to this house the senate health care bill for consideration. and i yield. >> well, i didn't see the speaker's statements, so i can't comment specifically on it, but i can say this to the gentleman but as the gentleman knows, there are significant critical differences between the house and senate bills and we have been working on trying to bridge
the disaster zone to the united states. plus, as rescue crews pull more victims from the rubble, food and water remain in short supply. even as president obama offers prayers for haitian victims today, he's keeping an eye on u.s. politics. why a trip to massachusetts could make a difference between getting his health care reform passed or watching it fail. hello, you are watching hln news and views. i'm melissa long. there is a top official leading the u.s. relief efforts in haiti saying issues of violence are hurting rescue attempts to help the victims. while the streets have been largely calm, violence is increasing. about 1,000 u.s. troops are in haiti and about 3,000 others are working from ships. more than 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be there tomorrow. they are working with local police force and they're beginning to work with security. violence in haiti will continue long after the story fades from the headlines. president obama speaks about how faith gets people through these tough times. >> it's faith that keeps me calm. it's faith that gives me peace. the same faith that leads a
, salute them at cnn.com/robin. >>> haitian immigrants are allowed in the united states to get medicare. ordinarily there's a lot of paperwork and delay involved. some of that is set aside after the earthquake in haiti t. rule change is temporary to make sure there's medical care for orphans in the pipeline to be adopted. >>> an iowa couple trying to adopt two haitian orphans saw one alive on tv. they spent the last two years going through the adoption red tape. >> beautiful. praise god. praise god. >> now, the couple just learned they can get one child this week. they are applying for a humanitarian visa to bring the second child here. >>> a grot broken through a strip club. a goat. >> myself on the surveillance tapes, i wouldn't have believed it, either. >> the goat spent 30 minutes staring at one thing inside the strip club. that story is new for you this hour. >> you dirty goat, you. >>> more money has been raised for the victims of haiti's earthquake than in the wake of hurricane katrina. jennifer westhoven is here now. i think a lot of it has to do with the ease of the texting giv
, it has been known about for a long time and neither the united states nor the u.n. nor anyone else has tried to make aid conditional on adopting the policies and i don't think we have any alternative going forward for the benefit of the people of haiti themselves. >> eric: with ban ki-moon on his way, he says we shouldn't waste one dollar of aid, clearly that is on his mind and there is a major task ahead of us for the union and the world. we're just at the beginning. ambassador john bolton, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> jamie: let's move on to health care. congressional democrats are working hard to nail done a final health care reform bill securing the support of organized labor this past week, how did they do it? gave a five year tax exemption on expensive health plans. analysts say this move blows a $60 billion hole in the plan. they'll have to make up this money someplace else. how is congress going to do that and will the money come from your pocket? joining me now, republican senator from louisiana, david vitter. thank you so much for being with you, se
. >> the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble. and to deliver the humanitarian relief, the food, water, and medicine that haitians will need in the coming days. >> by dawn, the president received three briefings on the earthquake. by mid-morning he placed coordination for relief efforts the head of the u.s. agency for international development. >> it's a significant effort and we're committed to doing everything we can. >> with the government buildings in haiti destroyed and a frantic search for survivors underway, the u.s. accounted for all 172 embassy employees. eight americans were wounded, four critically, who are now receiving treatment after being airlifted off the island. the next task assess the needs of 45,000 u.s. citizens living and working in haiti. the damage assessment teams and rescue squads arrived late today. the immediate u.s. goals reopen the airport and the ports vital to moving supplies in and refugees out. in a phone interview with fox, humanitarian aid worker described the quake's
is back in the united states today, cora lee suffered head and spinal cord injuries and people who saw the building fall dug her out an she was on a stretcher when she arrived at fort lauderdale airport in a sandy to the search for an american physical therapist missing in the quake, the family of 22-year-old molly hightower says her body was pulled from the rubble this morning. the washington state native was in haiti, volunteering with the group friends of the or fans, a second american volunteer also killed in that statement building, a mass is scheduled today at the high school, high tower graduated from, in 2005. the united states is taking the lead in the rescue and relief efforts on the ground in haiti and it is not an easy task with so much of that country so devastated. just minutes ago, the state department held a briefing updating us on the situation. on the ground and what is being done to get americans out of the country. mike emmanuel is in washington and what is the state department saying about the challenges that americans are finding there, mike? >> john, the state de
that he said last night, just like in the united states we respect the religious rights of a community i think the haitians are catholic, christians, and people who believe what is in their right. host: are you haitian? caller: yes, i am. i came over as a kid. we fought alongside the americans in savannah, georgia. we share it -- we shed blood for this country. what mr. robinson said last i was really offensive. -- what mr. robertson. we send money back to haiti every year. there are 55,000 families that are affected by that. it is about 24%. we said about $2 billion every year. we pay our taxes and are good citizens. you can see by looking at the people like wyclef jean, the guy playing basketball, the political director of the white house. we are contributing to society. host: much money do you personally send back? is that nationwide how much patience brink -- send back to haiti? -- is that how much haitians send back? caller: myself i collect money from people for political education and civil society groups. four times a week i do training via skype to organizations. we are all doin
thank the people of massachusetts for electing me as your next united states senator. [cheers] [chanting "41"] every day i hold this office, i will give all that is in me to serve you well and make you proud. most of all, i will remember that while the honor is mine, this senate seat belongs to no one person and no political party - and as i have said before, and you said loud and clear today, it is the people's seat. [chanting "people's seat"] interim senator paul kirk has completed his work as a senator by appointment of the governor, and for the work he has done, i i want to thank him. i want him think him very much. thank him. the people, by their votes, have now filled the office themselves, and i am ready to go to washington without delay. i also want to thank martha coakley for her call of congratulations. a hard contest is now behind us, and now we must come together as a commonwealth. this special election came about because we lost someone very dear to massachusetts, and to america. senator ted kennedy was a tireless and big-hearted public servant, and for most of my lifetime w
for an explanation. he has no similarity to bin laden but he doesn't feel safe traveling in the united states. in a statement f.b.i. said the artist wasn't able to find suitable features, features in the updated image came from a photograph they found on the internet. in another case we're watching, the army psychiatrist accused in the shooting rampage should have been red flagged a long time ago. inquiry finds fault with eight supervisors that should have known about the shortcomings and erratic behavior of nidal hasan. they want an effective means to identify. investigators say several mid-level officers failed to look into his work habits and views on religion. officials characterized the shootings as an act of terrorism the first time they used that term. >> julie: thank you very much. all it takes is a text message to help out in haiti. more than half a million people have so far sent ten dollars to the red cross relief efforts. if you would like to support the effort, text the word haiti to this number, 90999. your ten dollars will automatically go to the red cross for disaster relief.
. where would this country be without the help of the united states? up to 7000 troops said to be in the area by today, while 300,000 homeless haitians await their arrival. our coverage continues here in haiti, also with me today, high colleagues, path i ann brown and gregg jarrett. gregg: we'll check in with you momentarily, i'm gregg jarrett. patti ann: i'm path i ann brown. a deadly attack in afghanistan near the presidential palace and dramatic new developments in the massachusets senate battle, a new poll suggesting a big shift. and panic by some washington democrats, worry that the massachusets battle will derail their health care overall. we'll detail the 11th hour plan to avoid that. gregg: first, let's begin with bill hemmer in port-au-prince, haiti, where the situation is evolving minute by minute. bill? bill: yeah, gregg, good morning again, we're back the a the airport on this monday, the last time we were here has been friday so it's been three days and what a difference three days makes, the u.s. military is ramped up in a serious and significant way as these g
, on that plane and they don't know exactly where in the united states with you they're going to the states and that's the point. could you go over here a little bit, please? here we have more search and rescue teams and a boatload of cargo planes from other countries who are still doing yeoman's work. they're unleading. you see right there, are you able to see the search dogs? the canines in the crates will be moving out as well. and you see the port-a-johns, that's an important point because as the search and rescue teams go out, they'll be out and some of them are in an alpha bravo day and night sort of schedule and when they have to go, they got to go so they can keep working, this is important work takes place here, the search, the rescues continue, but you have to remember that 48, 72 hour window of time is eclipsing and the search and rescue teams, although the hours have gone by, they still go out and i'm told they're working as feverishly as they possibly can. they've had great stories and tragedies, but they're pushing on, back to you. >> brian: orlando salinas is on the job at t
united states senator. >> [cheering] >[ chanting "41"] >> everyday i hold this office, i will give that is all inmates to serve you well and make you proud. -- all in me to serve you well and make you proud. i will never -- thank you. while the honor is mine, the senate seat belongs to no one person or political party. as i have said before, this is the people's seat. >> [chatning "people's seat"] >> thank you very much. i spoke to the center. he has completed his work as the senator. i spoke to him. he is very gracious. he welcomes me as soon as i can get there. i want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. >> [chanting indiscriminately] >> i want to thank him very much. the people have filled the office themselves. i am ready to go to washington without delay. i also want to thank martha coakley. the contest is behind this and now we can come together. thank you. this special collection came about because we want -- we lost someone very dear to massachusetts and america. senator kennedy was a tireless worker and servant. he is a force like no other in this state. the first cal
so all the orphans who don't have adoptive homes can be sent to the united states. sdpl >> larry: we're going to be talking with two adoptive parents in just a moment. where are the children now, ed? >> they're in two of the greatest hospitals in the country, getting treated. some fevers, some infections, a tremendous number of dehigh drag drags, but the kids are going to be fine. the kids who were adopted, their parents have been notified, and the other seven or eight will be put up for adoption. >> governor, this may be the very best thing you've done. >> it was the most fun. i didn't have a seat on the c-17 because we didn't have enough seats. i was sitting on some boxes. i looked down, and you know the c-17s are huge. you can fit four or five tanks in them. when i saw these little kids strapped in against the wall of the c-17, never been on a plane before, larry, they were laughing, they weren't scared by the loud noises. these are great kids. i tell you, it was a great feeling for all of us involved. i haven't slept since sunday, and let me tell you, i'm pumped. i'm pumped. >> l
learned the united states military is now distributing first aid in a massive effort to help haiti. the situation there is growing more desperate by the minute. but the race to get aid inside haiti is being complicated by major obstacles, most notably, the lack of infrastructure, the death toll now estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 by some aid groups, u.n. peacekeepers say more security will be needed as people grow increasingly desperate. >>> the opponent gone announced today as many as 10,000 troops will be on the ground there by monday. 40 search and rescue teams from around the world are on the ground already. >>> friends and relatives are digging with bare hands to help rescue their loved ones. survivors are flooding the airport, hoping to get a flight out. 450 americans have already been evacuated. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. let's get right to those breaking developments coming out of haiti. president obama is expected to make a statement any moment from the diplomatic reception room. see the platform, podium there for him on the response to the crisis. nbc
from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their terminology and the way -- >> you know what is sad? if he was talking about how barack obama -- >> that's the bad thing. >> we're going to talk about this in a little bit. >> look at this guest list. there is from mark halperin 'and john heilemann's new book. they are coming in today. we also have reverend al sharpton coming in, andy card, governor howard dean, john heilemann, mark halperin, mike allen, erin burnett. and andrea mitchell. you bring up a good point. some democrats were circling the wagon. what about so-and-so, when he said this? i would respond, people this is your majority leader in the united states senate, right now. in 2009. >> well -- >> and that's problematic that the guy thinks and talks that way. >> the only saving grace he has was he was speaking positively about then-senator obama, about his chances, about the go
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